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Tibetans Have Had Enough – Advocate Violent Protests

October 16, 2007

“We will give our lives but not our land!”

“This is a new beginning for the Tibetan struggle against Chinese occupation,” said Kalsang Phuntsok Godrukpa, president of the congress.
Thousands of Tibetans rallied in the Indian capital yesterday in the first protest of an aggressive new campaign to highlight Chinese abuses in Tibet in the run-up to the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

Young exiles, especially, are turning towards the Tibetan Youth Congress, which recognises the Dalai Lama as a spiritual leader but disagrees with many of his policies and has advocated violent protest.
The Dalai Lama wrote to them yesterday, saying that their action was “highly commendable” but also “a form of violence” that could lead to the unnecessary loss of Tibetan lives. “In light of this, I earnestly appeal to you all to discontinue your hunger strike immediately.”

Tashi Wangu, a 54-year-old farmer among the current hunger strikers, said that the 14 [Tibetans] would continue their fast despite the Dalai Lama’s request. “The pain is nothing, and our demands are so simple,” he said.  “We just want a response from China guaranteeing Tibetans’ human rights.”

China is agitated over the attention Tibet is getting. China has launched a campaign of diplomatic protests over any country meeting with the Dalai Lama. China is making demands to reject Dalai visits and threatens diplomatic action. Times, They Are Changing!

China outraged as Bush meets the Dalai Lama

China today accused America of undermining bilateral relations by offering an official welcome to the Dalai Lama. “This action will seriously damage China-US relations,” Liu Jianchao, a Foreign Ministry spokesman, told a press briefing. “We express strong dissatisfaction and our firm opposition. “

Bush set for talks with Dalai Lama amid Chinese anger

Bush is to meet the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader at his White House residence rather than the office, apparently to avoid the full wrath of China — a move that did not stop China from warning that the meeting would damage bilateral ties.aleqm5hkwvz_6hdmhuirt7ytvfu4cnam_w.jpg
“We express strong dissatisfaction and our firm opposition. This action will seriously undermine China-US relations,” foreign ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao said in Beijing on Tuesday.

China Warns US on Dalai Lama Award

BEIJING (AP) — China said Tuesday that a decision by the U.S. Congress to honor the Dalai Lama would “seriously” damage relations between the countries.
The Congress will give the Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader of Tibet, an award this week at a ceremony attended by President Bush.
“The move will seriously damage China-U.S. relations,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao said. Liu did not specify how relations would be damaged if the award does take place.

The Dalai Lama is greeted upon his arrival in Washington, Monday, Oct. 15, 2007. He is in Washington where he will receive the Congressional Gold Medal during a ceremony Wednesday. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson)

Liu denied that China pulled out of a planned international strategy session on Iran sought by the U.S. to protest the award.

“I believe I made it quite clear that due to technical reasons, China will not attend the meeting due to be held on the 17th,” Liu said. “I’d like to point out that China’s stance on the Iranian nuclear issue remains unchanged.”
Chinese Foreign Minister Liu denied that China pulled out of a planned international strategy session on Iran sought by the U.S. to protest the award.

“I believe I made it quite clear that due to technical reasons, China will not attend the meeting due to be held on the 17th,” Liu said. “I’d like to point out that China’s stance on the Iranian nuclear issue remains unchanged.”

China condemns Dalai Lama US trip Beijing has strongly urged US President George W Bush to cancel a planned meeting with the Dalai Lama, saying it would “seriously damage” relations.

China risks Olympic boycotts from countries over many issues, it’s tantrums over the Dalai Lama may be the last straw. Even Bush will continue association with the Dalai in spite of Chinese protests. This is the ONLY time I side with the Bush. This is the ONLY time the US must ignore diplomatic threats from a country that has been appeased for too long. The corporate love affair with China is on VERY shaky ground right now. China is flexing it’s manufacturing and consumer muscles throughout the world and is approaching a level of arrogance similar to the US. When you match up two political bullies on the world stage, nothing good can come from it!

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